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Providing Psychosocial Support to Children and Families in the Aftermath of Disasters and Crises

Schonfeld, D.J., Demaria, T., and the Disaster Preparedness Advisory Council and Committee on Psychosocial Aspects of Child and Family Health. (2015). Providing Psychosocial Support to Children and Families in the Aftermath of Disasters and Crises. Pediatrics. 136(4):E1120-E1130.

The American Academy of Pediatrics released this clinical report urging pediatricians to look for common adjustment problems in children following a disaster or crisis, and to promote effective coping strategies to ease the impact of the event. The report stresses the importance of ensuring basic support services, psychological first aid, and professional self-care while working with patients and families in the wake of disaster.
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